As of 00:41 GMT July 10 there was 76,260 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 2,491, or 3.38 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 219, or 0.29 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,641** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 58, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,417, while 2,657 new infections, a new daily record for Indonesia, pushed the active caseload to 34,668, on the back of 1,066 people being declared as recovered.
The Philippines yesterday experienced its first day since March 19 without recording a COVID-19 fatality, however 1,395 new cases pushed the active caseload to 37,627, of which 213 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 225 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 125 new cases and 322** discharges to 3,752**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Six new cases and 13 recoveries in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there ease to 63, with two people said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Five new cases amongst returnees in government quarantine in Thailand and 11 recoveries saw the active caseload drop to 59, one of which is said to be serious or critical.
Two new cases in Myanmar and four recoveries saw the active number of COVID-19 cases there ease to 59, while there were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 180,787 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 99,582 people, or about 55.08 per cent of all Asean infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 1.68 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.19 per cent.
There has been 4,945 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate (CMR) based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 4.73 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.74 per cent.
As of today, July 10, some 42.18 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
**On May 28, 2020 the Singapore government announced that it was adopting a “time-based discharge criteria” under which SARS-CoV-2 positive patients will be discharged 21-days after the onset of symptoms, without the need for them to pass two negative tests 24-hours apart, as had been the case in the past.
Discharged patients will be required to self isolate for another seven days prior to commencing work, but no additional tests were announced as going to be performed on them prior to their return to employment. The active case numbers for Singapore past May 29 should be regarded as a guide only.
Global COVID-19 cases up to July 10
In the 24-hours to 00:41 GMT July 10 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.83 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 12,378,780*, an increase of 222,751* people, a new DoD record for the number of new infections.
In last 168 days about 0.16 per cent of the global population (March 2020) have been infected by SARS-CoV-2
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.98 per cent DoD to 556,585*, an increase of 5,388*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported nine new cases, however, seven of these had been filed after the close-off for July 8 and represent July 8 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 9 China added four new cases to see 342 active cases, with 78,609 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,585 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
The most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the world was again reported in Brazil where 1,199 fatalities saw total deaths increase to 69,254, while 42,907 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 537,382.
There has been 1,759,103 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,152,467 people having reportedly recovered.
The USA yesterday again reporting the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 946, taking total deaths there to 135,808, while 61,067 new cases saw active infections swell to 1,657,763
There has been 3,219,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,426,428 people having reportedly recovered.
Mexico is attributed with the third most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 782, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 8 and represent July 8 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 9 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico added 730 deaths and 7,280 new cases to see 76,527 active cases and 33,526 deaths. There has been 282,283 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 172,230 reported recoveries.
India continued to record the third most number of new infections globally for July 9 with 25,790, pushing the active caseload to 277,259, while 479 deaths saw COVID-19 fatalities rise to 21,623. There has been 794,842 cases of COVID-19 in India with 495,960 reported recoveries.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Chile who reported between 3,133 and 13,674 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 157,332*, or 2.24 per cent, over the day prior to 7,182,394.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 15.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 21, with some 625,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 33,308 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 10
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 10
As of 00:41 GMT July 10 there was 4,639,801 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 60,642 or 1.32 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.26 per cent, or 58,454 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.19 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was 8.0 per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 4.50 per cent.
As of July 10, some 36.99 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.02 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image VnExpress/ Quynh Tran
*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.
He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.
In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.
Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.
In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.
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